Fire Department

The Fort Saskatchewan Fire Department is dedicated to the safety of our residents, business community and tourists. More than 45 firefighters provide emergency and non-emergency services

Emergency Services include response to:

  • Fires,
  • Motor vehicle collisions,
  • Emergency medical incidents,
  • Hazardous material spills or releases,
  • Water, ice, and river incidents.

Proudly serving Fort Sask since 1906.

Recruitment

Want to be a paid-on-call firefighter with Fort Saskatchewan?

Our paid-on-call firefighters are members of the Fort Saskatchewan community who regularly sign up for day and night shifts at the fire station alongside a limited number of fulltime positions.

When not on shift, paid-on-call firefighters are alerted major emergencies and those who are available, go to the fire station to get dressed in protective gear and then head off to the emergency incident in a wide variety of emergency vehicles.

Our paid-on-call firefighters get compensated an hourly wage based on their training and supervisory responsibility. Staff get paid for emergency response, training and fire prevention activities.

A limited number of positions are available during each recruitment process. The department does not have a fixed recruitment period as we only recruit when the department is low on paid-on-call staff.

Minimum requirements to be a paid-on-call firefighter include:

  • At least 18 years of age. Applicants between age 14 and 17 may be considered in a junior program
  • In good health,
  • Live within 8 minutes from the fire station,
  • Can meet training requirements - one evening a week and several weekends throughout the year,
  • Commit to six in station shifts and six standby shift each quarter,
  • Pass a physical job task assessment,
  • Pass a pre-employment medical,
  • Fire services experience is an asset but not a requirement,
  • Possession of a valid Alberta Driver's license and satisfactory driving record with no more than 5 demerits, driver's abstract to be included with your application, and
  • Clear criminal record check with vulnerable sector screening to be included with your application

Check out our Careers page for more on this position and to find out when our next recruitment session will be.

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